Photographing A.C.T.I.O.N. Students in Action!

Last week our ICP at the POINT Wednesday teen class shadowed THE POINT’s youth group A.C.T.I.O.N (Activists Coming to Inform Our Neighborhoods) as they prepared for a new season’s plantings in the Hunt’s Point Riverside Park in the Bronx.

On one of the first hot days of the year, the teens of A.C.T.I.O.N. used shovels and picks to turn the soil and grasses that they had seeded in the fall. Our ICP at THE POINT students used their manual 35mm cameras to capture the day.

Some of our students’ thoughts on photographing and observing the day’s activities included:

  • “They worked hard in that heat.” – Angelica
  • “Never underestimate the sun; the slightest change in the light makes all the difference.” -Safiya
  • “[I] hope they inspire others, because it will be better for the earth.”- David

Sign on the street on our walk to the garden. Credit: Laura Gonzalez, ICP Teaching Assistant.



Ready to start gardening. Credit: Keka Marzagao, ICP Teaching Assistant


Pre-gardening scrum. Credit: Laura Gonzalez


In addition to A.C.T.I.ON., Riverside Park offered great scenes such as the public art, spring foliage, and the river. Credit: Laura Gonzalez


Students Dominick and Angelica capturing the scenes of the park. Credit: Keka Marzagao


Student Stephanie taking photos of the spring flowers. Credit: Keka Marzagao




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